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The Color of Fear – Part 2

Join us for a panel discussion October 2019: the color of fear part 2 of a four part series race through eight men’s eyes Summary: The Color of Fear (Part 2) is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of

Teaching Children to Courageously Navigate Equity

Join us for a panel discussion August 2019: Teaching Children to Courageously Navigate Equity All children should have access to positive early learning experiences that will set them up for long-term success and wellness. Join us to learn how local educators prepare their students to courageously explore the intersectionality of race, “the system”, schooling and

DACA, Licenses & the Wall

Join us for a panel discussion July 2019: DACA, Licenses & the Wall With Indigenous Americans now accounting for only two percent of the total population, the U.S. is truly a nation of immigrants. Since 1886, the iconic Statue of Liberty has stood as a symbol of mass immigration to our shores. A plaque at

Houseless in Portlandia

Join us for a panel discussion April 2019: HOUSELESS IN PORTLANDIA Late in 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presented its annual report on homelessness to Congress. Oregon ranks near the top of states in terms of the percentage of its homeless/houseless population that are living “unsheltered,” i.e. on the streets, in

OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Marijuana

Join us for a panel discussion November 2018: OVERTURNING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS: Equitizing Marijuana Convictions for the Poor and People of Color In the past, many people were arrested for minor possession and smoking marijuana. A major portion of those arrested were the poor and People of Color, particularly African Americans. Mike Schmidt, Director of the

Tragedy on the MAX

Join us for a panel discussion October 2018: TRAGEDY ON THE MAX: ONE YEAR LATER At tonight’s RACE TALKS, we’ll feature an in-depth discussion on the state of Portland one year after the tragedy that shook our city. After a screening of the A&E series Divided States: Portland, which profiled the attack, the audience will